North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 474)
SHRM-Atlanta CEO Jason Cline and Manager of Events Sameera Luthur joined host John Ray on this edition of North Fulton Business Radio to offer a preview of SOAHR 2022, SHRM-Atlanta’s annual conference for the region’s HR and people management professionals. Jason and Sameera discussed this year’s theme of change, which underlies the choices of topics and speakers for this year’s event, and the continuing education and certification opportunities at SOAHR. They also shared details on SHIFT, held on Monday, July 25th, for professionals new to HR or considering entering the profession.
When you register for SOAHR 2022, use the code RADIO70 for $70 off your registration fee. Also, the Business RadioX team will be broadcasting live from this event on Tuesday, July 26th, in the Exhibitors Hall. Stop by and see us!
SHRM-Atlanta is one of the largest chapters of SHRM and shares its purpose of elevating the HR profession. As a leader in the Atlanta metro business community, SHRM-Atlanta strives to be the premier resource for those working in and supporting the human resource function. SHRM-Atlanta’s predominant goal is to be the voice of HR in metro Atlanta and be the first contact for those seeking information and solutions.
This will be achieved through the growth and diversity of members, education, and delivery of content, and by strengthening partnerships with organizations that share its vision.
SOAHR is the can’t-miss conference of the year for anyone in HR or People Management in greater Atlanta or the Southeast. If you’re looking for a conference that will supply you with actionable ideas, new insights, and best practices for you, your team and your company, you don’t want to miss this event. The 3-day conference includes Pre-Conference Workshops, a Resource Partner Showcase, networking opportunities, and more. Average attendance is 1000+ and this year’s conference will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre on July 25th through July 27th.
This year’s theme is SHIFT, Develop, Perform: Moving HR into the Next Normal. The keynote speaker and workshop facilitators will empower attendees to intentionally focus on their talent, develop a network of new and seasoned professionals, and establish skills needed to perform in your new role.
When you register for SOAHR 2022, use the code RADIO70 for $70 off your registration fee.
Jason Cline, CAE, Chief Executive Director, SHRM-Atlanta
Jason Cline brings over 18 years of association management and leadership experience to SHRM-Atlanta. Previously, Jason was the President & CEO of the Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia. There, Jason spearheaded the development and execution of a strategic plan and led a highly profitable insurance arm of the organization. Prior to that role, he was the Strategic Initiatives Executive at the Association of College Unions International, the Section Membership Development Manager at the American Bar Association, and he began his association career as the Director of Membership at the Roller Skating Association International.
Jason earned both his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University. He also holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Jason has called Atlanta home since 2016 when he moved here from Indianapolis.
Sameera Luthur, Manager of Events & Emerging Content, SHRM-Atlanta
Sameera Luthur joins the SHRM-Atlanta team as Manager of Events and Emerging Content and will be responsible for event logistics, developing relationships, partnering with organizations, and curating content in new and emerging areas outlined in the SHRM-Atlanta strategic plan.
She has served in several Higher Education roles, working directly with students to build community on college campuses and develop leadership skills needed in the work force. She brings experience planning large scale events and creating training initiatives for students and professionals across a variety of fields. Sameera holds an M.S. in Educational Psychology from Georgia State University, with research focused on two of her passion areas: mental health and DEI.
Sameera is excited to serve the SHRM-Atlanta community and grow her experiences and career with an association that has so much impact in the Atlanta area.
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Special thanks to A&S Culinary Concepts for their support of this edition of North Fulton Business Radio. A&S Culinary Concepts, based in Johns Creek, is an award-winning culinary studio, celebrated for corporate catering, corporate team building, Big Green Egg Boot Camps, and private group events. They also provide oven-ready, cooked from scratch meals to go they call “Let Us Cook for You.” To see their menus and events, go to their website or call 678-336-9196.Jason Cline or Sameera Luthur